It was unchartered territory for this Aughadrumsee team. That is no longer the case. The Magpies are looking to go as far as possible after their impressive win against Armagh champions, Keady.

The pressure is off. The club is buzzing. Playing football as the days grow shorter and colder is where they want to be. Long may it continue.

The next hurdle are the Derry champions, Limavady Wolfhounds the semi-final of the Ulster Club Junior Championship in Healy Park, Omagh.

Magpies midfielder Shaun McManus and his teammates are chomping at the bit to experience another day out in the Ulster Club Championship.

"We are really looking forward to it. It has been very good since the last game. It was great to get the win over Keady and preparation has been excellent. We have been training well and everybody is looking forward to it and chomping at the bit.

"It was bonus territory and we are still in bonus territory but that win against Keady gave us a complete new confidence within the squad and I think we are in a good place going into the game on Sunday."

The game on Sunday against Limavady will be another tough encounter. The Wolfhounds have Callum Brown in their ranks. Brown has recently signed a contract with Australian Rules club Great Western Sydney Giants. Along with Brown, Limavady are a dangerous outfit, but McManus says that Aughadrumsee will do what they have done all year in preparation for this game.

"To be honest we don't know a lot about them. Generally all year the management team have been very good in focussing on ourselves and we wouldn't really worry too much about the opposition.

"We just try and get our gameplan right. Obviously we know they have a couple of key players like the guy who has signed for the AFL team but apart from that we wouldn't really know much about them."

Since the Keady game, the excitement has been building in and around the club and this has made getting ready for the game a whole lot easier for McManus and Co.

The midfielder works in Belfast and along with a number of other players travels down for training. But as he says himself, preparing for an Ulster semi-final takes the sting out of it all.

"Definitely not it hasn't been too bad. The fact that we are preparing for a semi-final, it makes everything that bit easier. You are happy to be out on the field training away. And travelling down at this stage of the season you don't mind it as much."

And with preparations for Limavady in full swing, McManus knows that if they do what they have been doing all season, Aughadrumsee will not be far away.

"The management are just basically trying to instil confidence in us and getting us to believe that we can actually win. We just try and keep it simple. We are trying to do what we have been doing all season, get the ball into our forward line as quickly as possible and hopefully the lads in there like Eddie and Dale and Stephen Flynn can do the scoring for us to get us over the line."

A simple gameplan, but to date it has been effective and if McManus and the rest if his side get the basics right on Sunday, he won't mind a bit more travelling down the road for training to prepare for an Ulster Final.

Aughadrumsee take on Limavady Wolfhounds on Sunday, November 4 at 4.30pm in Healy Park, Omagh.